APPENDIX III (b)
[Note.—These are documents relating to the period from January
1612 to September 1616 included in two collections purchased by
the County of Middlesex from Messrs. Myers and Co. in November
1936 and April 1937.]
4 April, 11 James I [A.D. 1613].
Indictment of Avice, wife of Henry Ellyott of Turnmill Street,
button-maker, for stealing a pair of sheets worth 2s., four shirts worth
4s., two smocks worth 4s., six "handkerchers" worth 3s., a pillowbeer worth 18d., a tablecloth worth 18s. and six "neckinchers"
worth 4s., belonging to Edward Hopley, at the same.
Prosecutors:—Frances Connopp, Elizabeth Hopley, Frances
Ellyott. [See Middlesex Sessions Records, New Series, Vol I. p. 123].
[15 April, A.D. 1613].
(fn. 1) Order by the Court for the prices of strong beer and ale to be 8s.
the barrel and not more, and small beer and ale to be 4s. the barrel,
the rates to continue for one whole year.
Order by the Court for the Assize of bread to be as it is in London.
Order by the Court for the rates for servants' wages to be as they
were last year.
It was then agreed that, touching such further order as shall be
necessary to be taken concerning a new composition to be made for
the provision of his Majesty's household with the undertakers for the
same for the county of Middlesex, Sir William Waad, knight, Lieutenant of the Tower of London, Sir Thomas Fowler, Sir Robert
Johnson and Sir Baptist Hicks, knights, and Henry Spiller, esquire,
shall meet at Hicks Hall on Tuesday next by nine of the clock in the
forenoon, and shall then and there on behalf of the whole county
make an absolute composition touching the said provision, either
with the former undertakers or with such other persons as will from
henceforth undertake the said provision, and do therein as best shall
seem fitting in their discretions; and shall also, if cause require,
proceed to a taxation of the county for such sums of money as shall
appear to them to be necessary to be used or rated for the same,
which order so by them taken the whole county shall be bound to
perform and keep. According to which order the said Sir William
Waad, Sir Thomas Fowler, Sir Baptist Hicks and Sir Robert Johnson,
knights, and Henry Spiller, esquire, did then and there meet, and
because Thomas Gawyn and Edward Dickenson, who did formerly
undertake the said composition, were not bound to continue the
same for any certain time and had both lately enhanced the rates of
the composition formerly made with them for this county, and for
that also the said Justices were credibly informed that the said Gawyn
and Dickenson do undertake the composition for other counties,
and do make the most part of their provision for the said foreign
counties in Smithfield and other markets within this county, thereby,
as they conceive, disfurnishing this county of the proper provision
for the same, they did therefore then and there agree that Mr.
[William] Lambe, high constable of the north part of Osulstone
hundred, should presently forthwith make the said provision and
undertake the same according to these rates and agreements, to wit,
for the veals £82 13s. 4d. yearly and for the poultry £55 yearly, the
same to continue for three whole years next ensuing; and shall also
at or before the next General Sessions enter into bonds, with like sum
and condition that the said Gawen and Dickenson formerly did, to
John Barnes and Ralph Hawtrey, esquires, Justices, for and on behalf
of the said county for the due performance of the said rates and
agreements; and shall also procure a sufficient discharge to the said
county every year upon the receipt of the money to be paid to the
said Mr. Lambe for the said composition. [See ibid, pp. 254–5.]
Humphrey Yelverton of Ratcliffe, carpenter, respited by the Court
for tippling without licence.
William Jones of Tottenham Court, victualler, respited by the
Court because ill, for the like.
Came and discharged:—
Richard Raynor of Hillingdon, tanner, for good behaviour, and not
to fish any more in the river of Uxbridge or Hillingdon.
John Raynor of the same, tanner, for the like.
John Miller of Hounslow, yeoman, respited by this Court because
ill, for good behaviour.
Francis Blackwell of Ickenham, husbandman, for good behaviour.
Richard Harker of Ruislip, butcher, for stealing a ram.
John Lidgolde of Ashford, husbandman, by the Court at the Justice
Hall, for good behaviour, for the ravishing of Margaret Marshall.
Roger Wells of Hampton, husbandman, for good behaviour.
Richard Hitcocke of East Smithfield, butcher, for the like.
John Weston of Whitechapel, chandler, for cozening John Catton
at cards. [See ibid, p. 41.]
John Bardett of Turnmill Street, shoemaker, suspected to have
stolen a cloak from Thomas Goodcole. [See ibid, p. 41.]
William Hockcliffe of Cow Cross, butcher, for unlawfully taking
money of divers persons under colour of searching for flesh this time
of Lent. [See ibid, p. 69.]
Reginald Davies of the Strand, gentleman, for the peace at the suit
of Thomas Thorles. [See ibid, p. 53.]
Lewis Sermoe of the Minories, gold-drawer, for good behaviour.
[See ibid, p. 68.]
Alice Odiarne of St. Gile's-in-the-Fields, widow, to give evidence
against John Colte for wounding John Cartwright. [See ibid, p. 56.]
Robert Smithe of Whetstone, innholder, respited by the Court
aforesaid because ill. [See ibid, p. 69.]
9 July, 13 James I [A.D. 1615.]
Indictment of Robert Hodson of Paddington, labourer, for stealing
the flesh of three half sheep worth 6s. belonging to a man unknown,
at the same.
Prosecutor:—Thomas Lloyd. [See Middlesex Sessions Records,
New Series, Vol. II, p. 348.]